A fake website that has been used by fraudsters to cheat money from victims worldwide who wanted to buy mouth masks to protect them against the corona virus has been taken off the air.
A Hong Kong woman paid $ 28,000 for a batch of face masks, but later discovered she had been scammed. She filed a report.
The fake website used the name, the characteristics, the Chamber of Commerce data and the VAT number of an existing wholesaler in the Northern Netherlands, which has nothing to do with the scams. This company also filed a declaration.
The web host in the United States has complied with the Notice & Take Down request from the Public Prosecution Service for the Northern Netherlands.
Websites offering wholesale products are popular for scammers. Companies then buy big for large amounts. In the wholesale world, deposits of tens of thousands of euros are also common.
Scammers often also create a fake customer service, including complete profiles of employees with passports obtained via the internet.